Composite resins: why not? / Resinas compostas: por que não?

Roberto Zimmer, Harry Juan Rivera Oballe, Eduardo Galia Reston


Direct and indirect restorative techniques have shown clinical longevity. However, composite resins allow the achievement of highly aesthetic treatments and are low-cost procedures with minimal or no wear and are easy to repair. The purpose of this manuscript is stimulate a reflection among readers, avoiding either influences by fads or immediacy or by the social media, remaining firm in the purpose of promoting health respecting the maximum preservation of the dental structure, mainly in young patients. The present article describes the use of composite resin in five clinical cases, demonstrating that direct composite resin restorations should be the treatment of choice to save sound dental structure in addition to a low cost and aesthetic results.


composite resins, ceramics, operative dentistry.

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